Published on May 6, 2018, by Artim in his blog Confessions of a Technophobe. Looks at using LuckyBackup and MX Live USB Maker to archive an image of the running system, concluding that it is easy and works better than his previous method. Concludes: "No bloat, plenty of speed, rock-stable, awesome cool tools. What else does a technophobic Ba’ku boy need?"
Review by Shashank Sharma in Linux Format, June 2018 (LXF237), page 20 (requires subscription). Subtitle: "Shashank Sharma's expectations of a modern-day distribution is a lumbering Goliath, which makes this distro fall squarely into the David camp." This review is very positive, and the 'Verdict' box-out gives 10/10 for every element! Finishes with this great statement: "This speedy, fully featured distribution, complete with solid support on- and offline, is a masterclass in user-friendliness."
Posted by Artim on April 28, 2018, in his Blog: Confessions of a Technophobe. We love the opening: "MX-17 is simply gorgeous right out of the box!" Author examines the interesting question of upgrades, reliability and bloat, concluding that he has no interest in replicating the legacy OS he just abandoned. Finishes with this great sentence: "MX-17 is my favorite Linux now, because it’s got the newbie-friendly stuff going on (enough of it to make it suitable for competent newbies – not enough to protect them from being irresponsibly stupid), but inherently much safer with it’s Debian Stable base than any of the [others]."
A very appreciative look at MX-17[.1] by Mike Johnston in CMS Critic on March 18, 2018. He focuses on MX Tools, and features Tweak, Conky and Package Installer, of which he is a "huge fan." Concludes: "Overall, MX Linux 17 is a fast, responsive and well put together distribution. It includes tons of tools to help users and administrators get things done and it's built on a rock solid base with Debian stable."
A technically-oriented review posted by Robert Dinse in Eskimo North on March 18, 2018. Looks at the use of SysV as init in comparison with systemd, likes the monthly snapshots, and appreciates the availability of multiple desktops. He concludees: "They’ve basically taken Debian and fixed all it’s flaws, it’s slow boot, it’s lack of up to date things that are critical, and fixed the boot process to one that is ideal compromise between systemd and system-V init."